Jack is a Composer & Sound Designer, working across Documentaries, Drama, Animation & Campaigns.

Recently commissioned by BBC Films, BBC Radio Drama & Sounds, DAZED Media, The Face, The FT, Loro Piana, Google & The Uncertain Kingdom. His work has featured at over 40+ International Film Festivals, across Europe & North America, including The BFI London Film Festival, SXSW, Aspen Shortsfest, Edinburgh International Film Festival, LSFF, LIAF, Leeds & Annecy.  

In 2018, Jack scored the award-winning documentary Abrázame, which was nominated for a highly prestigious ida award.  The film went on to win the Jury Award for Best Documentary Short at the 22nd Cine Las Americas Film Festival Austin, Texas.

The same year, he scored the acclaimed claymation FACING IT, which won the MPSE, Golden Reel Award for Outstanding Sound Editing and went on to win the Animage Grand Prix & Audience Awards at Ottowa, Manchester & KLIK Animation festivals and was made a VIMEO Staff Pick of the year.

He read music at Goldsmiths, University of London before specialising in composition for Film & TV at the National Film & Television School. 

He is a Composer on the BFI Network x BAFTA Crew programme and is based in London.  

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Dir. Dee Meaden
Director’s Notes Premiere 2019

35 mins 50 | 2018

A young man in a rural, religious community struggles to understand the teachings in the way that those around him seem to. A newcomer seems to offer him an alternative way to receive the truth.

Recorded on location, by the cast in in Upper Swabia, Southern Germany.

Dawn in the Dark
Dir. Runyararo Mapfumo

16 min 20 | 2019

On the eve of her father’s birthday, Dawn and her fun uncle Nate struggle over her bedtime routine. A new dynamic to their relationship is explored as they navigate their way through a family crisis.


Encounters Film Festival, within Competition (2020)
Norwich Film Festival, Official Selection (2020)
Bolton Film Festival,  Official Selection (2020)

63rd BFI London Film Festival | Debate Strand (2019)
Aesthetica Short Film Festival (2019)
Underwire Film festival | Living Scars strand (2019)
13th Lichtspielklub Short Film Festival (2019)

Dir. Runyararo Mapfumo

7 mins | 2018

A group of young men try to interpret their friend’s art, so they can save face and show support.


We Are One: A Global Film Festival, BFI Selection | (2020)
Future Film Festival | Best Short Film Award nomination (2018)
BFI London Film Festival (2017)
London Short Film Festival (2018)
London Comedy Film Festival (2019)
Kerry Film Festival (2018)
Washington West Film Festival (2018)
Exit 6 Film Festival (2018)
Aesthetica Film Festival (2018)
Gig Harbour Film Festival (2018)
Soul Film UK (2018)
For Films Sake Festival (2018)
Twister Alley Film Festival (2018)
Fast Net Film Festival (2018)
WAMM Festival (2018)
BFI Future Film Festival (2018)
UKIFF Film Festival (2018)
Berlin Film Festival, British Shorts (2018)
Shuffle Festival (2017)
Underwire Festival (2017)
VIMEO Staff Pick
BFI Network Pick